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Thiruvananthapuram: No hefty fines for road violations for now 17.9.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: Transport minister A.K. Saseendran on Monday said that the state would wait till the Centre takes a decision on the hefty fines for violating traffic rules as per the amended Motor Vehicles Act. After a high-level meeting with senior officials of the motor vehicles and transport department here, the minister said the state would write to the Centre seeking more clarification on the issue. The MPs from Kerala have also been asked to intervene. The Centre is reportedly considering proposals for empowering the state governments to make changes in the present structure of fines. The Prime Minister has also intervened in the matter following the strong reservations expressed by various state governments. "In case if there is a new order issued by central government tomorrow, we will have to examine it and take a decision on implementation all over again. Under these circumstances we have decided to wait for the moment," said Mr Saseendran. The officials here said that the Centre ...
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Kozhikode: E Sreedharan to attend Engineering Day fete 17.9.2019
Kozhikode: The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) Kozhikode unit is commemorating the 52nd Engineers' Day this year in association with Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) by organising a state-level workshop titled 'Engineering for Change- Rebuild Kerala' at UL Cyber Park, Kozhikode on Tuesday.  Minister for Labour and Excise T.P. Ramakrishnan will inaugurate the event at 9 a.m. Metro man E. Sreedharan will deliver the keynote address while IEI Kozhikode unit chairman K. Bhaskaran will preside over the function. ULCCS chairman Remeshan Paleri, group Chief Executive Officer Raveendran Kasthuri and UL Education director Dr. T.P. Sethumadhavan will address the gathering. The workshop aims at exploring ideas from practising engineers to effectively fight the natural calamities and help rebuild a stronger Kerala," said the organisers here in a press conference. As part of the workshop, different sessions on recent trends in engineering and the emerging challenges ...
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Article 370 revocation: Now yatras are from Jammu to Kanyakumari, says Cong leader 17.9.2019
KRISHNAGIRI: Aiming to spread the Congress party's message of 'unity in diversity', 34-year-old Santhosh Kumar Kolukonda of Telangana state has embarked on a cycle journey from Kashmir to Kanniyakumari. Santhosh, a lawyer and the national secretary of the Indian youth congress began his journey on August 15. His original plan to start from Kashmir was changed to Jammu because of the authorities not allowing 'outsiders' to enter Kashmir following revocation of Article 370 and related developments. His mission is not only to spread the message of 'unity in diversity' and also to promote sports, education, health and environment. He also appealed to the people to support his 'crowd-funding' of Rs. ten lakh to be given for NGOs working in these fields. The Congress leader on Monday reached Hosur via Attibelle in the neighboring Karnataka. So far, he has covered a distance of 3,265-km from the starting point till Hosur in Krishnagiri district. Speaking to reporters here, ...
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To promote manufacturing of e - vehicles: CM unveils e - vehicle policy 2019 17.9.2019
CHENNAI: In a major multi-faceted approach to build, nurture and sustain an eco-system of manufacture and increased use of electric vehicles (EV) in the state, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday released the "Tamil Nadu electric vehicle policy- 2019)' at the secretariat here. The release of the new policy, significantly comes barely after a week of Palaniswami"s return from a three-nation tour abroad to attract more direct foreign investments (FDI) into Tamil Nadu, an important component of which is to get major players in EVs to invest here, as EVs are the future eco-friendly green technology in both private and public urban transportation.   State industries minister M. C. Sampath and transport minister M. R. Vijayabhaskar received the first copies of the policy document. The policy envisages a special package of tax incentives and infrastructure sops to promote new industrial investments "in the manufacture of electric vehicles, their auto components, ...
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Vending machines for recycling plastics in Ooty 17.9.2019
OOTY: In the next step towards plastics control and to ensure collection and recycling of every little plastic bottle consumed in Ooty,   five Reverse Vending Machines(RVM)  for plastic bottles collection and recycling have been installed in Ooty As Nilgiris has already proved itself to be a pioneer in plastic control and  management measures, now, the RVM initiative is obviously in tune with Prime Minister Modi's call to eliminate plastic waste through strengthening plastic waste collection and recycling. The RVMs have been installed at Central Bus Stand, Government Botanical Garden, Boat House,  Commercial road in Ooty and bus stand in Coonoor. Ms. J. Innocent Divya, collector of Nilgiris, who inaugurated this new initiative here on Monday said, "the current linear economic approach of 'take-make-dispose (litter)' is proving to be inefficient and adversely affecting the environmental health. The solution lies in replacing the existing linear economic models ...
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SC to govt: Restore normal life to J&K under lockdown 17.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The court was told only private transport was available as public transport was not operating.
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Crackers mistaken for bombs: Panic grips Ramanagara 17.9.2019
Bengaluru: Panic gripped the residents of Ijoor in Ramanagara after a few people mistook crackers for real bombs and alerted the police, prompting an immediate action from the bomb disposal squad. On Monday morning, a few pedestrians found a bunch of abandoned crackers on the roadside but mistook it for real bombs. Panic gripped the city as the news spread and many people gathered near the Ramgad Hotel where the crackers were found. The local police were alerted about the explosives and within minutes a police team accompanied by a bomb disposal squad arrived at the spot. Only after a detailed inspection it was found that the explosives are nothing but regular unused crackers abandoned by revellers while taking out a Ganesha immersion procession on Sunday. The police said that a Ganesha procession passed through the road on Sunday and members of a local Ganesha mandali burst crackers along the route. Some of the crackers did not burst and the revellers had abandoned them next to the road. In June this ...
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7 more killed ahead of Afghan elections 17.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Kabul: Militant attacks and more violence killed at least seven people across Afghanistan as the country prepares for presidential elections later this month, Afghan officials said on Monday. At least five civilians, including women and children, were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in western Farah province on Sunday, according to Mohibullah Mohib, […]
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'Delhi hasn't felt pinch of economic slowdown due to AAP's schemes,' says Kejriwal 16.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The AAP chief also said he wanted the economic situation of the country to improve.
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2 buses meet with accidents, both due to dug up roads, potholes 16.9.2019 Video News – The Navhind Times
Two bus accidents were reported in the last 24 hours. And because fo potholes an ddug up roads. On Monday, one bus carrying 22 passengers plunged into paddy fields at Raia trying to escape potholes injuring 15 of them. Injured passengers were shifted to a nearby hospital. In another incident passenger bus travelling from Panaji …
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SC orders Centre, J&K to restore normalcy in Kashmir 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu & Kashmir administration, to file a detailed reply on the petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 and said that both of these should make all endeavours to restore normalcy in Kashmir, as soon as possible. A bench of the Apex Court, […]
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Hong Kong offices, metro reopen after weekend of clashes, protests 16.9.2019 DNA
On Sunday what began as a mostly peaceful protest earlier in the day spiraled into violence in some of the Chinese territory's busiest shopping and tourist districts.
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10% mobiles in Kashmir, 100% landlines working in J&K: Centre to SC 16.9.2019 The Shillong Times
  NEW DELHI:  The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that 10 per cent mobile phones were operational in the Kashmir division, and 100 per cent landlines were operational in districts in Jammu and Ladakh Division. The affidavit details on the day-wise restoration of mobile phones in the region. The easing of restrictions on […]
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Illegal transportation of coal still takes place in Meghalaya: Justice Katakey 16.9.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG:  The NGT Committee headed by former judge, Justice B P Katakey has stated that illegal transportation of coal is still taking place in the state  even as there was no permission for transporting of coal by any court of law  from January 1, 2019 The statement came from Katakey  after holding the   18th sitting of the committee constituted by […]
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NGT panel rejects Meghalaya’s draft policy for coal transportation, auction 16.9.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The NGT Committee headed by Justice (retired) BP Katakey has termed the draft policy of Meghalaya Government for transportation and auction of the already extracted coal as mere   “piece of paper.” Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, Justice BP Katakey said that the policy which was being formulated by the State Government had been presented before the Committee […]
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Advisory committee should be formed to prepare master plan 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that an advisory committee should be formed to make a master plan for planned development of all cities of the state comprising representatives of all classes and a master plan should be prepared with their suggestions and advice. He said that the government is giving priority to sustainable, […]
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Woman commits suicide by jumping in front of metro in Delhi 16.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  A woman allegedly committed suicide in the national capital on Monday by jumping in front of a running metro train, police said. According to police, the woman was identified as Asia Khan, resident of Shakti Nagar area near Roshanara Garden. The incident took place at around 0804 hrs, as per local sources. She […]
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Delhi: 2 arrested for shooting at police team 16.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
On the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, a policeman received information that occupants of a black car had weapons.
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Proposed waste management plants facing location hurdle 16.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Proposed waste management plants facing location hurdle
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Unregulated ambulances: who will rein them in? 16.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Unregulated ambulances: who will rein them in?
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